HCSF Salon Talk Series:  The Upside of Supporting Women in the Workplace

Most business leaders agree that developing diverse teams is not only the right thing to do, but is the smart path for better bottom-line performance and innovation. Yet when they look at their organization, they often register a stark lack of diverse voices. Why the disconnect, and what steps can be taken to address this? With a focus on gender diversity, we will lay out a framework for advancing women, along with recommendations for tailoring initiatives to meet the unique needs of organizations. Every member plays a role in supporting women, and it starts at the top. Learn how diversity drives innovation, engagement, retention, and bottom-line performance. Discover how the most diverse companies are reaping the upside, along with pitfalls to avoid. We share 5 levers proven to support and advance women, along with questions each individual should be asking. Our focus is on creating actions that work, and avoid those that can backfire.

About the Speakers: Diane Flynn and Patty O’Brien are the cofounders of Reboot Accel, which empowers women and drives helps build inclusive workplaces. They consult with mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, public and privately owned, across a spectrum of industries to improve innovation and profitability through the advancement of women and underrepresented groups.

The Today Show, HuffPost, ABC News, NBC, and WSJ have profiled their unique approach to advancing women’s careers.

Both Diane Flynn and Patty O’Brien White received MBA’s from Harvard and both have decades of experience at companies including BCG, Electronic Arts, HP, and IBM. They are executive coaches who inspire leaders to maximize results and personal fulfillment. In addition to their work with corporations, they have facilitated leadership workshops for audiences at SXSW, the Stanford Business School, Harvard Alumni Association, and the Modern Elder Academy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
5:30PM - 6:30PM PT

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David Tsai

Linda Zhang

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